Hardcover, 408 pages
Published April 13th 2011 by iUniverse.com
For college student Emily Sheppard, the thought of spending a summer alone in New York is much more preferable than spending it in France with her parents. Just completing her freshman year at Callister University, Emily faces a quiet summer in the city slums, supporting herself by working at the campus library. During one of her jogs through the nearby cemetery while visiting her brother Bill’s grave, Emily witnesses a brutal killing-and then she blacks out. When Emily regains consciousness, she realizes she’s been kidnapped by a young crime boss and his gang. She is hurled into a secret underworld, wondering why she is still alive and for how long.
Held captive in rural Vermont, she tries to make sense of her situation and what it means. While uncovering secrets about her brother and his untimely death, Emily falls in love with her very rich and very dangerous captor, twenty-six year- old Cameron. She understands it’s a forbidden love and one that won’t allow her to return to her previous life. But love may not be enough to save Emily when no one even knows she is missing.
This book was set in a breathtaking scenery with a hint of danger around every corner. When Emily get kidnapped after witnessing the brutal killing of who she thinks to be an innocent person, her life is suddenly plunged into the risky underworld. She goes through the motions: fear, anger, hope and …..love? Yes, love. In her new world, she meets an array of amazing people. One of them is Cameron, who has connections to her late brother Bill, the only person in the world who truly cared about her. Cameron, has more secrets than just that. Some secrets are better left untold…or are they?
Everyone has a story. Everyone has scars. Everyone has things that changed them.
Emily and Cameron come from two very different background: hers rich, posh and privileged, his poor, deprived and abused. She is everything innocent and pure and good. He’s killed, taken and stolen. In a strange, weird, amazing, beautiful way…they work. They’re two halves of a whole. He’s wicked protective (which may or may not be a downfall) and she is hell bent on being independent.
He doesn’t mean for her to, nor she he, but they weave holes in each other’s hearts. They’re a cruel twist of fate, their love doomed from the start. Starcrossed lovers. He continues to deny to her that he’s fallen for her (and has for a while now) It’s almost painful to read. There were laugh out loud, sob worthy, complete and utter shock, disappointment, anger, pain, hope, and insanely awkward moment that made this book so freaking amazing.
The characters make the book and these characters aren’t paper thin. They have souls and emotions. I cried for them. I do not cry.
No I did not cry while watching Titanic. Sue me. *shrugs*
The way the book was written was amazing. The ebb and flow was perfect. I never felt like there was this ginormous jumps from scene to scene. YAY.
The last part of the novel was like some one was combing my skin over with a magic eraser. Erasing me. *shudders* I cannot live much longer without Scare Crow. My life is doomed. Crow’s Row had a heartbeat. It lived while I was reading it and it will live with me forevermore. Yes, I loved it that much.
So why did I rate it 4 stars and not 5? Emmy made some..er…questionable choices.
Me throughout the book:
When they finally realized they are perfect for each other:
When he reassured her:
At the end:
And so, my lovely follower and soon to become followers, my finale verdict for Crow’s Row is
Songs I think would go amazing with this book (just sayin)
- Dark Paradise by Lana Del Rey
- Endlessly by The Cab
- If it Means A Lot to You by A Day to Remember
- Only Hope by Switchfoot
- Hear Me Now- Framing Hanley
- Forever by Red
- I Wanna by All American Rejects
- All I Wanted by Paramore